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SEPTEMBER 11, 1883    [sole issue available on microfilm for the year]

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Name-Hall business county-official land-owner Locale-CoosCounty Locale-IsthmusSlough Locale-Marshfield(near) house Lhc-land home-seekers  
Pr-1 CCH Sept  11, l883  
     J. F. Hall, surveyor, for Coos county.  Office at residence on Isthmus slough two miles south of  Marshfield.  Maps of all surveyed and entered lands furnished on short notice.  +

Locale-FatElk Locale-Coquille(near) land-owner Agric-farm crop animal-sheep animal-cattle animal-livestock lifestyle? Character Paper-attitude saying? 
Pr-1 CCH Sept  11, l883  
 We are informed that Mrs. M. J. Pendleton, of Fat Elk, has cleared 10 acres of land this summer and burned the brush and rubbish off 100 acres more, raised and threshed several hundred pounds of grass seed which she proposes to sow eh [sic] the ground cleared, bought a hundred head of sheep and keeps a band of cattle.  She does all the work herself and has, in a very short time gained enough to equal which, would cause even man -- stalwart man -- to feel proud [sic].  Is this not pretty good for a widow?   +

Agric-farm land-owner Locale-BeaverSlough Locale-CoquilleRiver locale-LR character paper-attitude saying  Pr-1 CCH Sept  11, 1883 
     A  S. F. dispatch of the lst says: The gentleman who bought the Jenkins farm below Beaver slough is said to be the greatest worker on the river. The place has been thoroughly renovated, and generally overhauled.  He has most all the stumps out and will soon have one of the snuggest farms in the county. We are truly proud of such men and are made doubly so since a great many of those coming here are not worth the powder it would take to blow them out of existence.  +

Poetry character lifestyle? land-owner-indir animal-cattle animal-livestock animal-kine agric-crop-indir misc-word-kine misc-word-opulence...poverty  
Pr-1a  CCH Sept 11, 1883
         A Poor Man’s Wealth.  [head; centered.]
A poor man!  Yes, I must confess;
No pasture fine, with grazing kine,
Nor fields of waving grass, are mine;
No foot of fat or fallow land
Where rightfully my feet may stand,
The while I claim it as my own --
By deed and title mine alone;
Ah, poor indeed, perhaps you say --
But spare me your compassion, pray!
When I can't ride, with you, I walk
In Nature's company, and talk
With one who will not slight or slur
The child forever dear to her --
And one who answers back, be sure,
With smile for smile, though I am poor.
And while communing thus, I count
An inner wealth of large amount --
The wealth of honest purpose blent
With Penury's environment --
The wealth of owning naught today
But debts that I would gladly pay,
And wealth of thanks still unexpressed,
With emulative interest.
A wealth of patience and content --
For all my ways improvident;
A faith still fondly-exercised
For all my plans unrealized;
A wealth of progresses that still,
Howe'er I fall, I hope to fill;
A wealth of charity for those
Who pity me my ragged clothes.
A poor man!  Yes, I must confess
No wealth of gold do I possess;
No pastures fine, with grazing kine,
Nor fields of waving grain are mine --
But ah, my friend, I've wealth no end!
And millionnirs [sic] might condescend
To bend the knee and envy me
This opulence of poverty.
              --   James Whitcomb Riley.  +

Lhc-resources Lhc-land land-owner coal-Coos locale-CoosBay Locale-Newport locale-NewportSlough Locale-Eastport Locale-CoquilleValley Locale-CoquilleRiver
OT-SF Srh-ocean Srh-CaptHolt Srh-CaptBesse Srh-freight Srh-trade Srh-ship-Arcata judge RR-hopes RR-phy? RealE? timber boomer character? Enterprise invest prices name-Mann name-Pool misc-word-petty-opposition saying 
Pr-1b-c CCH Sept 11, 1883 
                               COOS BAY COAL TRANSFERS.--
                                       The Railroad.
     A very important change has just taken place in the ownership and management of the coal mines on the bay.  Last week it was announced that Holt & Hawley had purchased Judge Mann's interest in the Newport mine, and Mr. Flanagan went to the city with the view of arranging matters with the newcomers in the business.  Since the arrival of the Arcata last Saturday, Mr. Phillips superintendent of the Eastport mine, received instructions from I. L Pool, the owner of the mine, to deliver the property to Capt. Holt, and put in an appearance at headquarters as soon as convenient.  It appears that after arriving at San Francisco, Mr. Flanagan and the purchasers of Judge Mann's interest had no difficulty in coming to an understanding as to the future proceedings, and immediately put their heads together with a view to control Coos bay coal in the San Francisco market, so as to keep the price of coal at a living figure.  With this view they purchased the Eastport and leased the Southport for three years, with the privilege of purchasing at a stated figure.  This will give them the control they anticipate for the present at least.  Other mines, it is true, have been opened on the high ridge extending from Newport in the direction of the Coquille, and all that portion in the ridge or belt of coal, which must naturally find its way to market through the Newport Slough lands, owned by Flanagan & Co., is now in the control of these parties.  It is the intention of the new firm to do business on a large scale, to ship in large quantities and sell as low as possible and ship only the best quality.  This place is much the nearest to San Francisco of any coal field on the coast, the coal (to say the least of it) is equal to any in the market, and many disinterested parties, who ought to know, say it is a superior article.  In this particular, however, it speaks for itself from the fact that it always has sold from 50 cts to $1.50 per ton more than other coals in San Francisco, whenever the petty opposition between the mines of the bay did not interfere.  The difficulty, heretofore, rested wholly in the shipping facilities; parties in San Fracisco [sic] who preferred it could not depend on being able to get what they needed at convenient times and arranged the furnaces of their machinery to burn other coal, and the sale of the coal depended on the demand for it for domestic purposes.  When the road not [sic?; =now ] being built to the Newport mine is completed, two large steamers will make regular trips between this place and San Francisco, besides several sailing vessels, the new firm owning controlling interests in some eight or ten, the mines will be kept steadily busy and business, generally on the bay will be greatly benefitted.
                                               RAILROAD MATTERS
     While it is true that this change in the coal properties came unexpectedly to Capt. Besse & company, it can in no way interfere with their original plans, as the purchase of the mines was a first suggested when Capt. Besse visited the bay, and had to be considered by his eastern friends who are associated with him.  Had the Captain been able to return to San Francisco by July 1st, as he anticipated, he could now be the owner of those properties, and it is unfortunate for him that he was compelled to remain so long in arranging matters.  However, the proposed railroad would tap this same belt of coal south of the present company's land, and Capt. Besse's plans for developing the timber resources of the county and affording an outlet with the road to the fertile valleys of Southern Oregon have not as yet been interfered with, and the captain is expected on the bay next week to give the matter his personal attention.  One strange feature of the affair is the fact that two more gentlemen (Messrs Foster and Dow) [parentheses, sic] who are interested in the enterprise, have come for the sole purpose of ascertaining if there is timber in Coos county, on account of the representation of parties interested on the bay that there were no timber lands in the county.  There is nothing strange in their coming to investigate, more than that we should suppose the reports of those who already have been here would be sufficient, but it is decidedly strange that parties who should be respectable, and owning property in the county, would be so narrow minded as to deem it necessary for their own business success to so grossly misrepresent this section, and attempt by falsifying to interfere with the development of the vast resources of this locality.   --News.  +

Condit-Outlook condit-prosper paper-attitude RR-hopes LHC-resources Lhc-land? Locale-CoquilleValley Locale-CoquilleRiver boomer OT-SF OT-Portland OT-BoiseID locale-CoosBay Srh-ocean Srh-freight Srh-trade Srh-CaptBesse Srh-dredging Srh-river Srh-CoquilleRiver Srh-bar Srh-shipbuilding govt timber coal enterprise-SO-Co machine invest history misc-word-latest-advices misc-word-appliances 
Pr 1c CCH September 11, 1883 
                                                Good Times Coming.
     There never has been a time in the history of the past, that there existed such flattering prospects of future prosperity for the people of the Coquille country as exists now.  Capital seems to be shaping itself for investment here and every part begins to acknowledge our great natural wealth and facilities for getting it to a good market.
     That ever wide-awake paper, the Portland Standard [Standard, in italics], is giving our part an extended notice, showing Portland capitalists where they are missing a great thing, by allowing Coos county's wealth to be carried off by the people of California.  The paper speaks whereof it knows, as its editor gave this part a personal inspection once.
     Capital from many parts seem [sic] to be directed this way, and will find paying investment in our timber and coal.  We have waited long and patiently for it, and are soon to meet our reward.  The most important object to every human being on this river and country adjacent to it, is the begun improvement [sic] on the Coquille bar.  It is paramount to every other question that concerns our people.  The proposed railroad, of course, would be a great acquisition to our blooming or rather budding prosperity; but even this would not compare with a good entrance at the mouth of our river in point of importance to us.  We must use every possible effort to secure another appropriation for our bus. [sic] the next session of congress.  There is hardly a person on the river who does not wish to see prosperity here, and there is no way of securing as surely, as by an appropriation for our bar.  If we all work together, and work faithfully, we can get the appropriation easily.  We can now see the result of last year's appropriation and must acknowledge that it has been a power of good to the people of our entire county.  Times have been much better since the improved condition of our bar, but has been little in comparison to what it would have been had we been prepared to utilize it as we should, had we known what the result was going to be.  The vessels that have went out empty [sic] would have been found cargoes had it been known a year ago that vessels could come in and go out at will this season.  We are fully assured of the erection of three mills on the river just as soon as they can be constructed, if an appropriation is secured.  The parties have great faith in the bar improvement, and are willing to invest their money before the expenditure of another appropriation, only they want to be sure it is forthcoming.  The present condition of the bar is good, but everybody who knows something about such things says that, without extending the present seawall further out, the heavy, southwest, winter winds will cause it to fill up to some extent.  This conforms to the engineers reports [sic].  We must not stop with what has been done, but keep working till it has become good for any part of the season.
     The railroad is now an acknowledged certainty, and the time of active operations will be settled at a meeting soon to be held at Portland.  The road, according to latest advices, will not terminate at Roseburg as some people have expected.  The following San Francisco telegram 
[M. note:  small t on telegram], of Aug. 31st, may be of interest:
      Capt. W. H. Besse, of New Bedford, Massachusetts, prominently connected with the Southern Oregon Improvements, arrived from the East yesterday.  He stated that important developments are contemplated by his company in carrying out the general plan already noticed.  The construction of a railroad from Coos bay to Roseburg would be merely prefatory [sic] to its extension to Boise City, Idaho, though no definite plan has yet been decided upon.  The company had already acquired valuable properties of Oregon, and is negotiating for others.  These include coal and timber lands, which are to be developed and the product shipped to this city.  Personally he has great faith in the future of Oregon as the center of a flourishing commerce, and believes that the southern portion of the state offers important advantages.   Preliminary surveys of the railroad, made some time ago, will be followed by a final survey, but these and other matters remain to be passed upon by the directors at a meeting to be held in Portland, at which the statement is to be submitted that the steam vessels contracted for recently will be ready for delivery next spring.  They are of wood, and especially constructed for the wants of the company, being light draft, having compound Scott engines, being fitted up for passengers, and having appliances for speedily loading coal and lumber.  Captain Besse sails for Portland Sunday.  +

Paper business Tot-Coquille  Nn1 CCH September 11, 1883
Coquille City Herald
Volume 2  Coquille City, Oregon Tuesday September 11, 1883 No.1

Health-provider business Tot-MyrtlePoint  nn1 CCH September 11, 1883  
G. D. Elgin, M. D., Myrtle Point

Tot-Marshfield business  nn1 CCH September 11, 1883  
T. G. Owen Attorney & Counselor at Law  Marshfield
Tot-Coquille business  nn1 CCH September 11, 1883 
W. S.  Jenkins Attorney at Law Coquille City

Tot-Marshfield business name-Siglin  nn1 CCH September 11, 1883
 J.  M.  Siglin Attorney & Counselor at Law  Marshfield.

Tot-Empire business  nn1 CCH September 11, 1883 
S. H. Hazard Attorney & Counselor at Law Empire City

Tot-Marshfield business RR-name-indir  nn1 CCH September 11, 1883 
J. W. Bennett Attorney at Law  Marshfield

Tot-CoosCity business county-official-indir  nn1 CCH September 11, 1883 
D. L. Watson Attorney & Counselor at Law Coos City

Tot-Coquille business name-Nosler  nn1 CCH September 11, 1883 
J. H. Nosler Notary Public and Attorney at Law Coquille City

Health-provider business Tot-Marshfield  nn1 CCH September 11, 1883 
C. W. Tower M. D. Physician & Surgeon Marshfield

Health-provider business Tot-Coquille  nn1 CCH September 11, 1883 
Dr. J. W. Starr Physician & Surgeon Coquille City

Tot-Coquille business bldg item-personal  nn1 CCH September 11, 1883 
     J. J. Wilson Watchmaker & Jeweler Coquille City, Oregon  Good work neatly and promptly done.  +

Health-provider business Tot-Marshfield  nn1 CCH September 11, 1883 
Golden & McCormac Physicians & Surgeons,  Marshfield, Ogn [sic].

Health-provider business Tot-Coquille misc-word-accoucher 
nn1 CCH September 11, 1883 
     W. C. Angell M. D. Physician & Accoucher Coquille City, Oregon.

Health-provider business Tot-Marshfield  nn1 CCH September 11, 1883
O. E. Smith Surgeon Dentist Marshfield, Oregon

Paper name-Dean business bldg RealE timber agric-farm house Tot-Coquille 
nn1 CCH September 11, 1883  
     J.  A. Dean Coquille City, Oregon.  General agency for the sale of city property, houses and lots, timber, farms, ranches, etc.  Office in Herald Building.  +

Organiz business bldg Tot-Coquille  nn1 CCH September 11, 1883 
      I. O. O. F. Coquille Lodge No. 53 meets at Coquille City every Saturday evening.  Visit brethren, in good standing, cordially invited.  +

Organiz business bldg Tot-Coquille misc-phrase-full-moon name-Olive 
nn1 CCH September 11, 1883 
    A. F. and A. M. Chadwick Lodge,  No. 68.  Meets at Coquille City on Saturday evening on or before the full moon in each month.  C. W. Olive, W. M.  +

Tot-Marshfield business enterprise-insurance  nn1 CCH September 11, 1883 
     A. M. Crawford, Attorney and Counselor at Law.  Insurance Agency.  Marshfield, Ogn [sic].    +

Health-provider business bldg Tot-Marshfield  nn1 CCH September 11, 1883 
     D. L. Steele  M. D. Physician and Dentist, Marshfield, Ogn [sic].  Calls in either profession will receive prompt attention.  Office over Sengstacken's Drug Store.  +

Tot-MyrtlePoint locale-Coos county-court business name-Volkmar 
nn1 CCH September 11, 1883  
     Carl H Volkmar, Attorney and Counselor at Law, Myrtle Point, Coos county, Oregon.  Practice in all the courts of Oregon.  +

Disaster-shipwreck Srh-ocean Srh-ship-LauraMay Srh-boat-Alert Srh-tug-Alert Srh-ship-RichardRush mill-EBDean locale-LimePoint Srh-bar Locale-CoosBay  misc-word-
beating...heads cliche  
nn2 CCH September 11, 1883     
                                                   Schooner Ashore.
      The schooner Laura May started for sea yesterday, and in beating through the heads went ashore just below Lime Point, where she remained hard and fast until a late hour last evening.  The tug Alert took hold and remained by her, pulled several hours, when the revenue cutter Richard Rush came to her assistance and also took hold, but their united efforts failed to move her.  The Laura May was bound to Coos bay, and is owned by E. B. Dean & Co.  The vessel is insured. +

School county-official business Srh-river Locale-CoosBay Locale-CoquilleRiver event name-Camp misc-word-instrumental…excellence misc-word-can…importune 
nn2 CCH September 11, 1883 
                                     The Friends of Education.
     By a private note from School Superintendent Camp, we are informed he has decided to hold a teacher's institute in this place the 25th and 26th of this month.  Mr. Camp has foreseen and obviated some of the greatest difficulties in the way of general attendance of the teachers, [sic]  upon the institute.  He has so arranged that teachers wishing to attend will have only half fare to pay on the steamers on Coos bay and on the Coquille river, also.  The hotels in this place have determined that the steamboat owners shall not outdo them in this matter and will be equally generous, charging only half rates for board and lodging, [sic] for teachers during the continuance of the institute.  September 27, [sic] is set apart as the time for public examination of teachers.  We hope the friends of education will take an interest in this matter, as it is paramount importance to all others in regard to the young.  Let parents who have scholars take hold and assist in making the institute a success;  their presence and countenance will encourage the superintendent and teachers.  And if those interested most in schools come out and look into the methods of training the young, they may be instrumental in raising the standard of excellence.  A full attendance of teachers, and from all parts of the county is earnestly desired.  It is a good plan and often a great help to teachers to attend these institutes, for there, they often obtain ideas and acquire a knowledge of different methods of teaching better than they use.  We think we can hardly be too importunate in this matter.  Let the teachers all attend, and be sure you will meet a cordial welcome to our city.  +  

Agric-pest agric-farm locale-S-CoosRiver  nn2 CCH September 11, 1883     
A disease new to this locality has appeared at Nathan Smith ranch on South Coos river.  [lengthy descr of this plague; fm worms.]  --Mail.

locale-CoosCounty county prices Lhc-stat Lhc-land animal-horse animal-cattle animal-hog animal-sheep taxes improve item-hardware item-goods item-household  
nn2 CCH September 11, 1883
                                 COOS COUNTY’S ASSESSMENTS.
     The following is a summary of the assessments of Coos county for 1882 and 1883: 
No. ac’s [acres] land 199011; value  $593,963
Value of town lots,                            $106,173
/Value of improvements,                     $38,139
M’dse and implements,                     $206,024
Money, notes and acc’ts,                  $168,340
Household, watches, etc.,                   $26,736
No. horses and mul’s 859, val.           $25,774
No. cattle 6,334, value                      $72,533
No. hogs 2860, value,                         $4,065
No. sheep 3971, value,                     $88,229
Gross value,                                 $1,250,758
Indebtedness,                                  $179,882
Exemption,                                      $126,767
Total taxable property,                    $944,169
No. polls, 876--                                     $876
No. acr’s land 227,881, val.             $826,391
Value of town lots,                           $169,505
Val. of improvements,                        $34,270
M’dse and implements,                    $234,461
Money, notes and acc’ts,                 $239,285
Household, watches, etc.,                  $33,298
Horses and mul’s 1,702, val.              $35,850
No. cattle 7,511,                              $106,253
No. sheep 7,002, val.,                          $8,824
No. hogs 3,525, val.                             $6,480
Gross value,                                   $1,694,817
Indebtednes,                                     $272,536
Exemption,                                       $154,205 
Total taxable property                    $1,268,015
Gross over 1882,                              $323,907
No. polls paid, 621--                               $621
Total No. polls, 1092--                         $1,092
Levy, 20 mills, Rev. to cl.                    $25,361

Disaster-shipwreck Srh-ocean Srh-ship-Queen…Pacific Srh-ship-MountainQueen Srh-ship-Oregon Srh-ocean Srh-ColumbiaR Srh-tug Srh-bar Srh-CaptAlexander OT-ColumbiaR OT-ClatsopSpit health-accid 
nn3 CCH September 11, 1883     
     The Queen of the Pacific, which was reported here last week as a total wreck on the Columbia bar, got off on the fourth.  She was not at all damaged, but several tons of freight had to be thrown overboard.  While the vessel was stuck on Clatsop Spit, the watchman jumped overboard and was drowned, and a lady being lowered to get on a tug, had a leg broken, was the only serious accidents [sic].  The passengers who were transferred to the Mountain Queen and the Oregon, exonerate Capt. Alexander from any blame.  +

Tot-Coquille business food agric prices  nn3 CCH September 11, 1883 
     Coquille City Retail Market
Beef . . . . . . . . . .           8 to 10 cts.
Pork . . . . . . . . . .                  10 cts.
Mutton . . . . . . . . .                10 cts.
Lard  . . . . . . . . .            .      20 cts.
Eggs . . . . . . . . . ..  .              18 cts.
Butter . . . . . . . . . . .               25 cts.
Onions . . . . . . . . . .                 6 cts.
Wheat bu . . . . . . . .               $1.00
Potatoes bu  . . . . . . .             $1.00
Apples box                            75 cts.
Chickens doz . . . . . . . .         $3.00
Flour cwt . . . . . . . . .             $4.00
Corn meal cwt  . . . . . .          $3.00
Bran cwt . . . . . . . . .              $3.00

ad Health-provider health-treatment Tot-MyrtlePoint business bldg item-maintenance food item-tobacco item-misc item-stationery item-household item-liquor school-indir book machine? Music saying 
nn3 CCH September 11, 1883 
     Myrtle Point Drug Store, Myrtle Point, W. L. Dixon, proprietor;  Dealer in drugs, medicines, paints, oils, candies, cigars, tobacco, fancy articles, stationery, and the finest quality of school books.  Agent for the leading sewing machines.  Mason & Hamlin organs, and e [sic; = etc.].  
Old lines and liquors of the best quality.  Prescriptions carefully compounded.  Live and let live.  +

Item-liquor business bldg Tot-Coquille   nn3 CCH September 11, 1883 
Cottage Saloon Front Street Coquille City Oregon V. N. Perry Proprietor.

ad Tot-Coquille business bldg item-apparel item-notions item-feathers name-Olive 
nn4 CCH September 11, 1883 
     Mrs. C. W. Olive, Mrs. A. G. Aiken, Olive and Aiken, have just received at their new millinery store a large variety of  the latest styles, ladies and childrens hats, flowers, ostrich plumes and tips, laces, ribbons and ornaments, ruching, embroidery, veiling, scarfs [sic], etc. etc.  Hats trimmed to order, a specialty.  Straw, plush, silk, satin, or velvet, which we will sell cheap for cash.

Item-liquor business bldg Tot-Coquille  nn4 CCH September 11, 1883 
     Good Beer.  If you want good lager beer call on G. Mehl, proprietor of City Brewery, Coquille City, Oregon.  +

Home-seeker Lhc-land business bldg locale-Coos Tot-MyrtlePoint govt name-Dodge 
nn4 CCH September 11, 1883     
      Orvil Dodge, Collector of Claims in Coos county, Oregon.  Business coming before justices of the peace attended to with fidelity and dispatch.  Office at Myrtle Point.  Information given free in regard to vacant government lands.  Maps and land laws at residence a short distance above Myrtle Point.  +

Tot-Coquille? RR-name-indir name-Bunch business bldg? 
Nn4 CCH September 11, 1883     
     Dissolution notice.  The partnership heretofore existing between Bennett & Co., is this day, by mutual consent, dissolved.  All parties indebted to the firm, are requested to make immediate settlement with J. C. Bunch, of the firm.
                                          J. C. Bunch
                                          W. H. Bunch
                                          C. H. Bunch
                                          J. D.  Bennett. +

ad Tot-Coquille business bldg organiz misc-word-tonsorial-artist 
nn4 CCH September 11, 1883     
                                               Tonsorial Artist!
    For a good clean shave, call on G. Bowne, our new barber, next door south of Odd-Fellows' Hall.  He is prepared to do anything in his line.  +

Music dance entertain prices business bldg Tot-MyrtlePoint misc-word-entertainments 
nn5 CCH September 11, 1883     
     Professor Williason [sic; = Williamson] will give one of his entertainments on Saturday eve. Sep. 15 at Band Hall Myrtle Point.  Admission........... 25 cts.  The M. P. B. B. [sic; = Myrtle Point Brass Band] will give a dance after the entertainment.  Admittance to ball..... $1.  Supper can be secured at either hotel.  +

Srh-river Srh-CoqR Srh-CoosBay Srh-CoosR Srh-boats Srh-freight transport-stage prices name-Morras Locale-CoqR locale-CoosBay Locale-CoosR Locale-KingsLanding Locale-BeaverSlough dairy novelty-wood-box 
nn5 CCH September 11, 1883     
     Freight and passenger line from the river to Coos bay steamers.   Morras & Moore.   Through fare....  75 cents.  Freight, per ton... ..  $3.  Will leave King's Landing at 9 oclock A.M. and arrive in time to get the river steamer.  Leave the mouth of Beaver slough on arrival of steamers and connect with the bay boats.
     Egg boxes taken over and boxes returned for 25 cents.  [+ text]

Tot-Marshfield Item-apparel item-leather item-rubber item-goods organiz business bldg misc-word-furnishing misc-word-bedrock 
nn5 CCH September 11, 1883     
 BOOTS and SHOES, -- also -- Clothing and Furnishing Goods.  Custom Made at Extreme [M. note: the E in extreme is actually backwards] BED-ROCK PRICES.
Keeps nothing but the best goods, including all Kinds of  Boots and Shoes, Leather, and Rubber-- Oil and Rubber Suits, Satchels, Trunks, Harness  -- in fact goods too numerous to mention.  Masonic Building, Marshfield, Oregon. 
             W. G. Webster, prop.  [+ text]

Church Tot-Coquille Tot-GF locale-BrownsSchool school 
nn5 CCH September 11, 1883     
Church Directory. Methodist S.; Baptist.  Christian.  Elder Edmunds at Coquille City, Brown's schoolhouse and Gravel Ford schoolhouse.   Universalist services Coq.  7th Day Adventist Sabbath school at Coq. 

Entertain Tot-Marshfield misc-word-entertainments  
nn5 CCH September 11, 1883     
     Prof. Williamson will give one of his entertainments at Marshfield Thursday evening Sep. 13th.  +

Tot-Coquille business bldg item-liquor organiz saying interest? 
Nn5a CCH September 11, 1883     
     The fence between the Odd Fellows' hall and saloon got drunk last Saturday night, and fell down.  +

Tot-Coquille Locale-Isthmus road-bridge job? name-Hill  Nn5a CCH September 11, 1883     
     Work on the long bridge between here and the Isthmus is progressing nicely under the supervision of Wm. Hill.  +

crop novelty-gristmill? Mill? Food Tot-Coquille Locale-CoosCounty road 
nn5a CCH September 11, 1883     
     James Laird and Thomas Laswell brought wheat to the mill here last week, from the Coos Bay Wagon Road country. +

Tot-Coquille business? Bldg? street  Nn5a CCH September 11, 1883     
     Chas. Collier and J. A. Laird are preparing to build; Charley on Taylor and Second 2nd and Johnny on Hall and Second streets.  +

Tot-Coquille timber log animal-cattle animal-livestock Locale-GrubeCamp Locale-CoquilleRiver? paper-attitude? 
Nn5a CCH September 11, 1883     
     A. G. Aiken, of this place, hauled 7440 feet of timber with five yoke of cattle last week, at Grube's camp.  Who can beat that?  +

Tot-Coquille entertain prices school book? paper-attitude 
nn5a CCH September 11, 1883   
     The amount of the proceeds of the entertainment given by Prof. Williamson here last Saturday night to buy chartes [sic], maps, etc. for our fine school building was $15.  For which our people return thanks.  +

Road-stage road-freight draying Tot-Coquille Tot-Fairview OT-Roseburg-indir prices name-Buck  nn5a CCH September 11, 1883     
      Mr. R. E. Buck's stage leaves Coquille City at 7 o'clock A. M. for Fairview, each day of the week except Sundays, connecting with the Roseburg and Coos Bay stage and  returns the same day to Coquille City.  Fare, including 25 pounds of baggage $1.

Srh-ocean Srh-CoosBay Srh-bar? Srh-CaptLawrence Tot-Empire Locale-CoosBay govt? crime? Misc-word-bustle…noise saying paper-attitude  
Nn5a CCH September 11, 1883     
     After all the bustle and noise about the capture of Capt. Lawrence, he came in to the bay last week with his schooner last week and has not been molested.  He is said to have passed Empire with an air that would have put an ordinary custom house officer to flight.  +

Tot-Coquille business bldg item-apparel superlative ad  
nn5a CCH September 11, 1883     
     Mrs. A. Collier has a choice lot of millinery goods just from the city, imbracing [sic] the latest styles.  Call on her or you will miss some rare bargains in some of the finest goods ever brought to the county.  -- Between Carothers' Store and Robinson's.  +

Transport road animal-horse Locale-Cunningham locale-Coquille(near) disaster-wagon-wreck health-accid saying misc-word(non-sequitur) misc-word-right...go name-Hunt name-Buck  
nn6 CCH September 11, 1883     
     J. B. Hunt's team ran away with him last Tuesday on the Cunningham road coming down the first steep hill on the west  side of T. Norris's place.  As they started down the hill the horses started to run  and one front wheel of the hack to which they were attached struck a stump.  Mr. H. held his team on the road until he had to rein them out to keep them from running over R. E. Buck's stage, when they left the road.  The hack came so near upsetting that it threw Mr. Hunt, his little son, and Uncle Billy Benham out in a pile.  None were hurt much and the team stopped within fifty feet after leaving the road.  The team sustained no damage except a few scratches by the broken tongue.  They are dead matches; both sorrels and right on the go.  +

Srh-[?] Srh-ship?-Wasp Srh-river Srh-CoosBay Locale-DyersPlace Locale-CoosBay Srh-boat-Myrtle disaster-shipwreck Srh-tideflat  judge  
Nn6 CCH September 11, 1883     
      The steamer Wasp was capsized near Judge Dyer's place on the bay last Monday.  She was trying to get the steamer Myrtle off of a mud flat, when a line fast [sic] to the bow of the Myrtle caused by the motion of the boats then underway, to upset the Wasp, which sunk [sic] in about 20 feet of water.  She has since been raised and is again on her route.  +

Vital Tot-MyrtlePoint  nn6 CCH September 11, 1883     
Married: at MP Sept 9 by E Bender, JP,  Mr. William Phillips to Miss Barbara Neil [sp?].

Vital Tot-Fishtrap church  nn6 CCH September 11, 1883     
[married] at Fishtrap Sunday Sept 9 by Rev. C. P. Bailey, Mr. Joseph Laird to Mrs. Sara Tripp. 

Health-birth OT-Roseburg  nn6 CCH September 11, 1883 
Born: in Roseburg Sept 6 to wife of John Rast, a daughter.

Health-birth Tot-Marshfield health-provider  nn6 CCH Sept 11, 1883
[born] at Marshfield Sat Sept 8 to the wife of Dr. C. W. Tower.

Health-birth Tot-Coquille  nn6 CCH September 11, 1883 
Born at Coquille City Sunday September 9 to the wife of N. W. Leneve.

Health-death OT-ElkCr OT-DouglasCounty  nn6 CCH September 11, 1883 
Died:  on Elk Creek, Douglas County, Sept 6, in her 51st year, Mrs. Mary Watkins, wife of Isaac Watkins.

Tot-Coquille business bldg health-provider health-treatment item-misc? food item-tobacco item-personal item-goods misc-word-dispensary 
nn6 CCH September 11, 1883 
     City Drug Store, Front Street, Coquille City, Ogn [sic].  Dr. S. L. Leneve and son, props.  Dealers in drugs, medicines, chemicals, paints, brushes, candies, tobacco, cigars, stationery, fancy and toilet articles, and everything that can be found in first class medical dispensary. Prescriptions carefully compounded.  +

Road-stage road-freight mail prices Tot-Marshfield Locale-CoosBay Locale-Coos County Locale-CurryCounty OT-Roseburg 
nn7 CCH September 11, 1883 
Roseburg and Coos Bay Stage and U. S. Mail Line.
     Stages leave Roseburg every day except Sundays at 6 A. M. , arriving at Marshfield the same day.  Fare $5.  50 pounds of baggage allowed.  This being the main traveled route to all points in Coos and Curry counties, passengers will find it to their advantage to take this line.  Salisbury [sic], Hailey [sic] & Co. +

ad Health-provider health-treatment item-tobacco food item-personal item-liquor item-stationery misc-word-(superlative) Tot-Coquille business bldg name-Nosler 
nn7 CCH September 11, 1883 
New Drug Store!  Coquille City, Oregon.  J. H. Nosler, prop.
     Splendid assortment of drugs, medicines, chemicals, oils, brushes, candies, cigars, tobaccos, toilet and fancy articles, stationery and everything else usually found in a first-class drug store on hand and constantly receiving new and fresh goods.  Call on him for rare bargains, as he proposes to sell extremely low.  Best liquor for medical uses.  +

ad Tot-MyrtlePoint business bldg item-household item-coffin? Novelty-wood item-personal machine name-Edwards 
Nn7 CCH September 11, 1883 
     Myrtle Point Furniture Store.  A well selected stock of entirely new furniture, wallpaper and windowshades complete, oil cloths, straw matting, mirrors and looking-glasses, picture frames in variety, with cords and fixtures, bed springs, hangings and castors etc.  Pictures framed to order, coffins [M.  looks like that's what it says] furnished to order, plain or fancy.  Cabinet and turned work to suit orders.  Also watches and clocks and repairs for the same.  New Home Sewing Agency; machines on hand.  C. E. Edwards,  Proprietor.  +
Tot-Coquille business bldg item-apparel item-leather item-rubber ad  
nn7 CCH September 11, 1883 
     Coquille City Boot and Shoe Store.  One of the largest and more complete stock of boots and shoes ever brought to the river.  [Mentions French calf, double and single sole, heavy and light kip boots, high cut walking, plow and brogan, fine calf, cloth top; a large stock of gum boots on hand.]  R. Mathison, prop.

Tot-Coquille business bldg item-apparel ad  nn7 CCH September 11, 1883 
New Millinery Store. 
     Mrs. Amelia R. Collier, Prop, keeps constantly a full stock of latest styles of millinery goods at astonishingly low prices.  Before buying elsewhere, call and see her varied stock, which is too extensive and numerous to mention here.  +

Tot-Coquille enterprise-blacksmith business bldg health-provider misc-word-black-smithing ad  
nn7 CCH September 11, 1883
     W. Gallier Black-Smithing & Horse-Shoing.  Neatly and promptly done at the lowest living prices.  Shop next door east of Leneve's Drug Store, Coquille City, Oregon.  +

Tot-Coquille business bldg mail item-goods item-apparel item-notions item-stationery item-hardware item-household ad  Nn7 CCH September 11, 1883 
     J. A. Collier, opposite Post Office, Coquille City, Oreg.  Dealer in general merchandise including clothing, furnishing goods, dress goods, boots, shoes, notions, stationery, clocks, hardware, crockery and glassware etc., etc., etc.  Also a  splendid assortment of choice furniture.  +

Tot-MyrtlePoint business bldg food item-goods item-apparel food item-tobacco item-hardware item-hides-furs ad  
Nn7 CCH September 11, 1883 
     Myrtle Point Exchange.  Myrtle Point, Ogn [sic; =Oregon].  General merchandise, boots and shoes, groceries and tobacco, hardware, glass, wood, and willowware and everything usually found in a first class store.  Highest price paid for country produce, hides, furs, and c [sic?].  Cigars, Cash is our Motto.  Burke & Hicky.  [+ text]

Tot-Empire business bldg mail item-liquor item-tobacco ad  
nn7 CCH September 11, 1883 
The Occidenta Exchange, Jas. S. Kiley, Prop., opposite Post Office Empire City.
     Keeps on hand a full assortment of wines, liquors, and cigars,
     A barbershop attached to the saloon.

Tot-Coquille business bldg food item-goods item-apparel item-household item-tobacco item-apparel food superlative ad  
Nn8 CCH September 11, 1883 
     W. H. Carothers, Coquille City, Ogn [sic].  Dealer in general merchandise, keeps in stock dry goods, fancy goods, clothing, hats, caps, boots and shoes, groceries, glass and stone ware, china ware, tobacco and cigars, pipes, cutlery, provisions, and everything usually kept in first class stores. 

Name-Dean paper prices  Nn8 CCH September 11, 1883 
J. A. Dean is editor and proprietor of the Coquille City Herald, published every Thursday.  Subscription per year $2. 

Tot-Coquille business bldg item-apparel ad  Nn8 CCH September 11, 1883 
Boots and shoes.  K. K. Caldwell, Front Street, Coquille City.

Tot-Marshfield business bldg item-household ad  Nn8 CCH September 11, 1883 
Furniture Store.  F. F. Mark, Prop. Marshfield.

Locale-CoosCounty Tot-Coquille official-city official-county machine business ad  
nn8 CCH September 11, 1883
     W. W. Hayes notary public for Coos County, justice of the peace for Coquille City, agent for the genuine and improved Singer Sewing Machine.  +

Tot-MyrtlePoint business bldg superlative ad  nn8 CCH September 11, 1883 
     Lehnherr Hotel at Myrtle Point, Oregon has recently been fitted up in first class order by Mrs. O. Reed, daughter of the former proprietor.  +

Livery animal-horse-indir business bldg Tot-Coquille name-Buck  
nn8 CCH September 11, 1883 
livery stable R. E. Buck prop. Coquille City.

Enterprise-beekeeping animal-bee agric Tot-Coquille business Locale-CoosCounty OT-DouglasCounty 
nn9 CCH September 11, 1883  
Cottage Hive, the best known for bees.  Patent right for Douglas and Coos counties, or either of them.  Can be secured by calling on the undersigned at Coquille City.  [M. note: ad for people to buy bees from J. T. Moulton.]

Tot-Coquille mail-indir business bldg food item-goods item-apparel item-stationery food item-tobacco ad  nn9 CCH September 11, 1883 
      Post Office Store, C. Andrews, Proprietor.  Constantly keeps an assortment of boots and shoes, hats and caps, stationery, inks, dry goods and clothing, ladies gents and children general furnishing goods.  Also groceries, canned goods, cigars, tobacco, candies.  He pays the highest price for country produce.  +

Tot-Coquille business bldg food name-Nosler ad  nn9 CCH September 11, 1883 
Coquille City Market  Front Street Coquille City   A. L. Nosler, Prop.  [meats, vegetables.]

Tot-Bandon beach business bldg prices food Srh-river Srh-CoqR Srh-ferry Srh-dock road-stage misc-word-special…comfort ad  
nn9 CCH September 11, 1883 
     Golden Beach Hotel Bandon Oregon  25 cts per meal is the fare at this new hotel.  The house is beautifully situated on the Bandon Beach, in full view and over-looking the ocean: three-fourths of a mile from the ferry at the mouth of the Coquille river.  Good accommodations for all, and special pains taken to render comfort to families.  Free coach to and from the steamer landing.  A. Giromi [sic], Prop.  [+ text]

Livery item-feed Tot-Empire business bldg name-Getty animal-horse agric 
nn9 CCH September 11, 1883 
City Livery and Feed Stable Empire City, Or.  W. R. Getty, Prop.
     Horses and buggies at all hours. Good pasturage by the day, week or month.

Tot-MyrtlePoint business bldg health-treatment item-goods item-hides food name-Hermann ad  
nn9 CCH September 11, 1883 
[Myrtle Point Store, MP Or. General mchdz, medicines, [other things listed].  Highest cash price paid for hides and all kinds of country produce.  B. Hermann, Prop.  E. Bender, manager.]

Tot-Coquille business bldg name-Olive food superlative ad  
nn9 CCH September 11, 1883 
Olive Hotel, Front St., Coquille City, John Snyder, Proprietor. 
     This house is well supplied with everything necessary to make it a first class hotel.  Tables always supplied with the best the market affords. [+ text]

Tot-Coquille business bldg food superlative ad  
nn9 CCH September 11, 1883 
Robinson House  Coquille City. 
     This house has been fitted up with the very best rooms.  Special care is taken to keep the table supplied with the best the market affords, and to make the accommodations equal to those of any first class hotel.  Mrs. A. H. Moore, Prop.  [+ text]

Tot-MyrtlePoint business enterprise-carpentry ad  nn9 CCH September 11, 1883 
J. H. Roberts Contractor and Builder, Myrtle Point, Coos County, Or.
      Plans and specifications furnished on short notice and at most reasonable rates.  [+ text]

Name-Langlois Tot-Langlois-indir health-sickness  nn10 CCH September 11, 1883 
     Thomas Langlois who has been stopping at Uncle Gallier's has had jaundice and is quite sick but is better this morning.  +

Locale-HallPrairie locale-HallsPrairie health-treatment health-sickness 
nn10 CCH September 11, 1883 
     Mrs. W. L. Hayter of Hall Prairie, who is here for medical treatment, is very low. She has been in poor health for several years.  +

Climate disaster-fire misc-word-feel-proud  nn10 CCH September 11, 1883 
     It has a little indication of rain, to-day [sic], which for which [sic] all should feel proud.  The mountain fires are doing a great deal of damage.  +

School Tot-Marshfield paper-attitude  nn10 CCH September 11, 1883 
     Prof. Arrington, of Marshfield Academy, has secured the services of  Miss Aggie Lockhart as his first assistant --- a wise selection.  +

Srh-ocean Srh-ship-Mose OT-SanPedroCali climate [?] 
nn10 CCH September 11, 1883 
The Mose, which [  ] San Pedro [M. ship delayed: conditions]

Srh-ocean Srh-ship-Mose [?] locale-CoosBay?  nn10 CCH September 11, 1883
     The Mose, which came in last Friday is said to be leaking very badly, it being necessary to keep the pumps going a great deal of the time.  +

Animal-insect climate paper-attitude? Saying  nn10 CCH September 11, 1883 
     It is said that the prevalence of yellow jackets is a sure sign of a bad, rough winter.  If this be true, it will afford Oregonians opportunity to make Arctic explorations at home.  +

Srh-ocean Srh-ship-JG-North condit climate health-misc OT-SanPedroCali OT-PugetSound Locale-CoosBay 
nn10 CCH September 11, 1883 
     The J. G. North is on the Bay, short of provisions and water.  She was from San Pedro, and bound to Puget sound, and was thirty days out.  She leaves to-morrow [sic], Sept 1st.  In fact, the charter is compulsory, or she would load here.
                                                                                                   Le Garcon   +

Tot-Coquille Item-liquor temperance lifestyle character name-Starkey Misc-word-ult misc-word-literary-writing misc-word-John-Barleycorn paper-attitude people-attitude? misc-word-venomous…pragmatical misc-word-least…to sustain misc-word-lame…conclusion misc-word-rascals…order misc-word-filthy-lucre misc-word-in…feeling misc-word-pictures…imbecility misc-word-too…sort misc-word-whilst misc-word-apurtenances misc-word-to…mild 
Nn11 CCH September 11, 1893
      I notice a remarkable essay in your paper of the 28th ult., signed, John Barleycorn.  As we all have a right to give our opinion on the merits and demerits [sic] of such essays that court public attention, with reference to the essay above mentioned, that it is a combination of irony and exaggeration.  It has not the least particle of philosophy to sustain it.  It should be classed among writings that are venomous and pragmatical ]sic].  Evidently, the writer has an object in view, but, whatever that object is, he has arrived at a lame and impotent conclusion.  There may be rascals of the lowest order who are about to establish themselves in the liquor business in Coquille City, yet it is not flattering to the intelligence of the average Coquille citizen that he and his wife and sister can be led astray, demoralized and utterly ruined by the said rascals.  If the law is above the citizen and according to the law, he may legally engage in the liquor traffic, it [sh]ows that no other citizen has a legal right to interfere with him or obstruct his business.  John Stuart Mill, when speaking from the hustings [sic], was questioned by someone connected with the temperance movement, and requested to state whether he would sell whiskey to a drunken man or not?  It was a curious question to put to a refined scholar, but his answer is worthy of the attention of “John Barleycorn.”  He said, “I violate no private priviledges [sic].”
     That sentence is a sermon sufficient for all upright citizens. There are legitimate methods by which the traffic of liquor may be impeded, but the “John Barleycorn” method is not one of them.  Nothing is gained by such pictures of horrible imbecility.  It indicates nothing more remarkable than that the writer is a man of brains, and surrounded by a community of idiots.  No people are more alive to their own interest than this too utterly good sort.
     Bequeath to them a saloon complete in all its apurtenances [sic], and if they would not carry on the business, they would realize what it would bring in filthy lucre.  The world is turning with loud mouthed apostles and blatant, liberty loving patriots, yet, when many of them are brought to the test, like John Mitchell, the celebrated Irish patriot, they are willing to invest in the slavery of others.  That was his case in Virginia.  To conclude, in civilized and kindly feeling I would advise friend “Barleycorn” whilst fighting the Devil, not to assume his character, and to draw it mild [sic]. 
                               Le Garcon.  [+ text]

school Locale-HallPrairie Locale-HallsPrairie Locale-Hall'sPrairie entertain dance humor? Entertain-burlesque music lifestyle paper-attitude food saying misc-word-tripped…fantastic 
Nn12 CCH September 11, 1883
                                              Hall’s Prairie School.
     Mr. Editor: -- At your request I send you the following report of the Halls [sic] Prairie school.  We closed Saturday, with a review of the year’s work, and in justice to the pupils I will say that in an experience of ten years as a teacher, I have never been so well satisfied with the progress and general behavior of any school as with this.  Be sure that I shall ever hold the pupils of Hall’s Prairie school in grateful remembrance.  Quite a number of visitors were with me at closing.
      The following recd. 100 per cent for attendance:  Willis and Walter Schroeder, Lucy and Minnie McClosky [sic], Millie Bullard, Clara, Ella and Alice Schroeder, Ida Kronenberg, Alsie [sic] Thelin, Emma Celemens [sic; = Clemens?], Etta and Louisa Danielson.  Those receiving 95 per cent and over, George, Frank and Albert Schroeder, Alonzo Thelin, Perry Robinson, Oscar Ohman, Flora McClosky [sic],  Rachel Kronenberg, Jennie Thelin, Maggie Ohman and Mariah [sic] Aasen.
     The dance in the evening given by the pupils was one of the most agreeable I have attended for a long time.  The large hall was filled with as merry a crowd of dancers, old folk and young, as ever tripped the “light fantastic.”
     A fine, bountiful lunch was disposed of at midnight.
     Prof. Williamson’s burlesque on the Dutchman hunting his lost wife at the centennial was -- well, I needn’t tell you how it was.
     Another very pleasant feature was the song --  “Look me in the eye Johnnie,” by Mrs. Autson [sic].  It was nicely executed.
      Dancing was kept up till morning, and everybody went home feeling they had had a good time.
                                                           W. A. Welch [sic].  +

School Locale-HallPrairie Locale-HallsPrairie Locale-Hall'sPrairie Locale-MyrtlePoint(near) penmanship? superlative 
Nn12 CCH September 11, 1883
                                   The Handwriting of Halls [sic] Prai-
                                                 rie School.
     The children of Halls [sic] Prairie school, at the commencement of their school last spring, gave their teacher specimens of the handwriting, and at the close of the school they gave him other specimens, showing the improvement they had made.  These have been handed us.
     Willie Schroeder deserves great praise for the progress made.  His writing is not equaled [sic] by one-third of the teachers.  Miss Emma Chlemens [sic] is one of the finest writers in the county.  She made very great progress.  Ella Schroeder’s is superior and we must class her’s [sic] among the best.  Lucinda McClosky made great progress and her writing shows much care.  Hillis Bullard has made great advancement and is a fine writer, and we should judge, a rapid one.  Lou Robison [sic] is a pretty fair writer and has made good improvement.  Rachel Kronenberg is one of the best writers in the county, uses much care and has a steady hand.  Ida Kronenberg is a good writer and improved rapidly.  Clara Schroeder is an exceptionally fine writer and seems to improve with each line.  Jennie Thelin is a good little writer, and uses the greatest care.  She will be one of the neatest writers to be found, after of [sic] little practice.  Many of these scholars we are not acquainted with, and have mentioned nothing of their ages, which, with their fine writing is, of itself, commendable in many instances.  +

Boomer Lhc-resources Lhc-land climate crop food agric road animal-horse animal-livestock home-seeker fruit timber coal misc-word-coal… sunshine beach Locale-Bandon locale-CoquilleRiver paper-attitude health-misc misc-word-odjectionable-typo superlative  
nn13 CCH September 11, 1883 
                                     The Odjectionable [sic] Part
     Of all the new comers [sic] to this river, we hear no objections to this part, except in regard to the roads, the rain during the winter and the amount of timber to be cleared off to get land into cultivation.  They admit this to be as healthy as any part they have ever seen; the land the most productive, and the climate of the most even temperature.  We admit the roads are not as good as those in an old settled prairie country, and that it rains considerable [sic] during the winter; but what do these little objections amount to when you can haul a ton to a ton and a half on those roads with a scrub team, and work half of your time during the rainiest weather and not get wet; where you can live until you dry up and blow away; where you can raise the best fruit in the world; where you can raise the finest vegetables and where many of them can be grown the whole year round; where it never gets too cold nor too warm; where the finest wood and that in almost inexhaustible quantities is to be found; where fine coal is as common as sunshine; where you can raise stock without feeding; where wages are good and money plenty; where you can run to the beach in three or four hours and there live on Bandon mutton, crabs, clams, and salmon and infact [sic] all other kinds of fish, and inhale the invigorating and health-giving breezes of the Pacific.  We have lived here 11 years and would not exchange a home in the part for one in any part we have yet seen.  [+ text]

Health-sickness lifestyle climate boomer health-contag paper-attitude 
nn13 CCH September 11, 1883 
                                          Lung Diseases here.  [sic]
     We have lately been interrogated in regard to the affects of this climate on weak lungs.  The question is one we do not feel qualified to answer, but have made some inquiries and have got into possession of facts that are very favorable to the disease, and surprising to us, as the climate is acknowledged to be a damp or moist one, and really is one half of the year, which we thought was unfavorable to lung and throat diseases.  Of the four cases that we have consulted, the parties acknowledge that they have been greatly benefited by coming here, and two of them who were pronounced cases of fatal consumption, are as well as anyone, to-day, so far as any disease is concerned.  The climate may be bad for some lung diseases, but we do not profess to judge of such things, and will give the experience of others for the benefit of inquirers.  +

Entertain speech temperance character entertain-show? paper-attitude Misc-word-
replete…advice misc-word-grandest-treats misc-word-more…uplifting misc-word-spicing misc-word-culture…refinement misc-word-entertainments misc-word-way-up 
Nn13 CCH September 11, 1883 
     The entertainment given here last Saturday night by Prof. H. H. Williamson, was one of the grandest treats we ever enjoyed.  The Professor’s temperance lecture was worth double the admittance fee, being replete with sound advice to the young.  His performances throughout are not of the character one often sees in this country, being more elevated and uplifting.  It is often the case that performers try to make their entertainments interesting by spicing them with obsenity and profanity.  This wins a certain class, but a major part of the people here get disgusted with it.  It is useless to say that this is not the character of Prof. Williamson’s entertainments, as he is a gentleman of culture and refinement.  As a performer of tricks at legerdemain, he is good; as a moral lecturer he is first class, and as a ventriloquest [sic] he is, in the language of the Oregonian, “way up.”  + 

History pioneer book literary locale-SW-OR Locale-CoosCounty Locale-CurryCounty Locale-DouglasCounty name-Dodge character lifestyle? 
Nn14 CCH September 11, 1883 
                                            History of Southern Oregon.
     We have the prospectus of a grand history of Southern Oregon –Douglas, Jackson, Josephine, Curry and Coos counties – which A. G. Walling , assisted by Mr. H. O. Lang, a writer of acknowledged ability, is getting up.  They have selected Mr. Orvil Dodge, of Myrtle Point, as solicitor of orders for the work and data from this part and Curry county, too, for it.  Mr. Dodge is an old settler here and is well posted on the history of this coast country.
     It is often the case that the date for such works are incorrect, but we can rely on Mr. D. to furnish the facts – true in every way – that when put in book form needs be of great interest to every citizen of Southern Oregon.  D. soon goes to Curry to interview Capt. Tichenor and other prominent pioneers. [ +]

Boomer Lhc-[?] Lhc-land Lhc-resources agric crop home-seekers food farm animal-livestock condit? timber log dairy-indir Paper-attitude Srh-trade Srh-river Srh-CoquilleRiver Locale-CoosCounty Locale-CoquilleRiver mill state-rivalry superlative OT-SF OT-Cali 
Nn14 CCH September 11, 1883 
                                          The Market Here.
     There seems to prevail among people who anticipate coming here that there can be no market for what one could raise.  This is as far from the facts as it is possible to be.  A very small per cent of our people are actively engaged in producing edibles, the majority being engaged in milling, logging, stock raising, etc.  Very few of those engaged in farming, follow that exclusively and produce more their own requirements, is also small.  The land being very hard to clear, and very little of the rich bottom land in cultivation, while other ranches of industry offer rich rewards, the people depend largely on getting their supplies from San Francisco.  It is not that the different articles of produce do not grow well here, for they are much superior.  There is no part of the country where potatoes, cabbages, cauliflowers, onions etc. grow better than they do in this river, yet tons and tons of them are brought here annually from San Francisco; bread stuff, wheat and butter is [sic] is also brought here in large quantities.  +

Boomer? Farm agric crop food condit climate Lhc-land? State-rivalry paper-attitude superlative OT-Cali  nn14 CCH September 11, 1883 
     It is too bad that our people – some farmers – have to buy cabbages from California.  It was only last week that we got a cabbage head from a cluster of five, that weighted 9 pounds.  They were from an old last year’s stalk that had been thrown in a corner of the fence when the ground was plowed, and had there grown, without cultivating, 25 or 30 pounds of as fine cabbage as anyone could wish to see.   Two or three of the heads were eaten about the time most cabbage was being planted, and at that time would have weighed several pounds each.  It had not been two weeks since California cabbage was brought to this town to sell.  Leave your old cabbage stocks in the ground all winter, rather than do without or send off for them.  +

School Tot-Empire OT-Roseburg name-Hay  nn14 CCH Sept 11, 1883 
     Miss Lucy Hay has finished her school at Empire and has gone back to Roseburg to commence school there.  +

School Tot-Coquille? misc-word-uninterruptedly misc-word-God-willing 
nn15 CCH Sept 11, 1883
     Professor Boyrie’s private school will open on Monday the first day of October instead of the 17th of the present month as advertised, and will – God willing – continue for twelve weeks uninterruptedly [sic] by closing in time for the christmas [sic] holidays.  This change of time is made in accordance with the expressed wishes of the patrons of the school.  +

Fish enterprise-cannery prices locale-CoquilleRiver Srh-river Srh-CoquilleRiver superlative job  
nn15 CCH Sept 11, 1883 
     The run of salmon in this river is immense.  We don’t hear of the number of fish caught any more, but the number of tons are only accounted for.  The number of tons caught daily last week at the cannery, if we are rightly informed was from four to five.   It is to be hoped that the run will be a long one, as the fishing companies are all deserving.  The cannery has had the effect to raise the price of salmon here to 50, 75 cents and a dollar, whereas before they were 25 and 50 cents. This company employs more than 100 men, we are told.  +

Outing beach commute? Food paper-attitude character? name-Siglin title school Locale-CoquilleRiver OT-Corvallis saying? superlative  
nn15 CCH September 11, 1883 
     Fred Hoffman passed this place Sunday with his mother and sister.  They were bound for the beach, where they propose to have a jolly, good time.  Fred presented us with a venison ham, the equal of which we have never seen.  It was as fat as ordinary pork, and weighed 27 pounds.  Fred is a good boy and has our thanks.  He has been appointed by Hon. J. M. Siglin to a scholarship at Corvallis, for which place he starts next Monday.  He attended school on the river this summer and intends to attend at Corvallis for two years.  We would like to know if he intends to make a priest of himself.  +  [M. meaning?]

Paper-attitude agric crop food condit? Locale-CoosCounty Lhc-land? Srh-trade? Srh-ocean Srh-freight OT-Cali Needed? Boomer? 
Nn15 CCH September 11, 1883 
     We have spoken through the HERALD  of the necessity of our people producing those things requiring the least acreage,  since the land is so hard to clear.  A thought will convince anyone of the importance of this.  As it is, we try to raise wheat, oats, barley and other field products to ship to California, while that state raises hops, potatoes and other vegetables that can be raised here more successfully than there, for us.  The order of things should be changed.  A good gardener could make more money here than a half dozen of our best farmers.  Produce of all kinds bear [sic] a good price, and an exorbitant one when kept past the usual time of harvesting such things.  +

paper-attitude boomer? Inducement agric Crop-hops Locale-CoquilleRiver Lhc-land? Animal-horse  draying Srh-river Srh-CoquilleRiver Srh-freight OT-Oregon OT-SF OT-Cali 
nn16 CCH September 11, 1883 
     Capt. Goodrich, of Fall River City, Cal., called on us last week.  He has some friends where he came from who wish to engage in hop culture here, if they can be successfully grown. We have given several articles on the growth of hops here, but were never as fully prepared as now to say that this could be made profitable on this river.  Oregon hops are considered the best on the coast, and we have seen no place in the state or elsewhere that grow as well as they do here on the bottom land.  The latest inducement is the favorable aspect of shipping.  The land is peculiarly adapted to hops, being sandy and rich, which is occasionally renewed by an overflow.  Vessels direct from San Francisco can land right at your yard, so that you need not even employ a team to haul them to the landing.  We have a sample of hops on Mr. Mehl’s premises.  +

Literary poetry lifestyle?  Nn16 CCH September 11, 1883 
                                             The Heart’s Change.
     (The following beautiful poem, from a clipping from the Arkansas Advocate published in 1835, was handed us by Uncle Hugh Duffy: )
There is a change, an utter change,
  That comes upon the heart,
Ere time one feature can derange
  Or bid one smile depart:
The outward form is all the same;
  Nor are, by words expressed
The dark and boding thoughts that tame
  The fires wethin [sic; = within] the breast.
Undimm’d – Unaltered – still the eye
  Beams forth on all around ;
And if the bosom heaves a sigh,
  That sigh has scarce a sound.
Yet though the world may never dream
  Our spirits touched by care,
So buoyant and so free they seem –
  We are not what we were!
O-er us – we scarce know whence or when
  That change begins to steal,
Which teaches that we ne’er again,
  As once we felt, shall feel.
A curtain, slowly drawn aside,
  Reveals a shadowed scene,
Wherein the futue [sic; = future] differs wide
  From what the past has been.
‘Tis not earth withholds its joys,
  As manhood crowns the brow;
The same pursuits we loved as boys,
  Life offers to us now:
And still we seek the giddy round,
  And join the laughers there,
But feel that in the festive round
  Our hearts have now no share.
Yet mourn we not this early change –
  ‘Tis sent our souls to show
How narrow is the utmost range
  Allow’d them here below: -- [sic]
‘Tis sent to bid our youth aspire
   From scenes so soon oe’rcast,
To them whose plersure [sic] ne’er can tire,
  And shall forever last.  + 

ad paper-cut road transport-stage mail Tot-Empire OT-Drain OT-Drain's OT-Drains Srh-river Srh-CoosBay Srh-boat-Juno Srh-boat-Restless Srh-ocean beach Srh-UmpquaRiver Locale-CoosBay Locale-UmpquaRiver Tot-Marshfield business bldg misc-word-public-house 
nn17 CCH September 11, 1883 
            Quickest And Best!
Empire  City    And    Drain’s  Station
 Carrying The U.S. Mails
          Wells, Fargo & Co’s
       Jarvis, Cornwall & Co.
LEAVES EMPIRE CITY AND DRAINS [sic; = Drain, or Drain's]
                     STATION EVERY
     The steamer JUNO or RESTLESS meets
The stage at the mouth of the Umpqua.
     New and comfortable stages.
     FARE to Drains [sic] Station $7.
     Fare to Portland by this route $15.50.
Each passenger to be allowed 50 pounds of baggage.
Passengers are requested to be in Empire
City the night before departure.
     Any information in regard to the above
line can be procured at the Blanco or Central
hotels in Marshfield, and the post office or
in any public house in Empire. [+ text]

ad food Tot-Norway item-goods item-hardware item-tobacco item-stationery health-treatment item-liquor item-maintenance item-household item-toys item-notions item-ammo item-personal crop? Food Business bldg 
Nn17 CCH September 11, 1883 
     O. Nelson at Norway has on hand a full line of Groceries, Candies, Nuts, Tobacco and cigars, Canned goods, Stationery, Drugs, Medicines, Paints, Oils, and pure Wines for medical purposes, Wood and Willow ware, Hardware, Cutlery, Toys, Notions, Ammunition [jpg illegible], Fancy and Toilet articles, Lamps and chimneys.
     Highest price paid for country produce etc.  [+ text ]

Timber log mill-indir Lhc-land Lhc-resources Locale-CoquilleRiver locale-CoquilleRiver-watershed invest boomer Srh-ocean Srh-shipping Srh-river Srh-CoquilleRiver Srh-bar Srh-tug prices [?] paper-attitude superlative  
Nn 18 CCH September 11, 1883 
                                       Our Great Timber Wealth.
     We have often made the assertion that Coos is one of the richest counties in this country and the following from the Daily Standard [Daily Standard in italics] verifies the assertion:
     Down in Coos county there are special inducements held out to capital, that must soon find the way there.  There are millions and millions of acres of the finest timber that the sun ever shone on, embracing the following varieties: Cedar, fir, spruce, hemlock, myrtle, ash, alder, and maple.  Of the cedar there are three kinds, the white  yellow  The white, or Port Orford cedar, as it is more familiarly known, is the finest timber known for finishing, black walnut not excepted.  There are extensive bodies of this timber close and accessible to the Coquille river.  The red and yellow cedar is also found in large bodies. The fir has also three varieties, red  white  and yellow.  The quality of these is the best of the kind found on the coast, and as to the quantity it would be like estimating that of the water in the Pacific Ocean.  One not used to the woods here would be astonished at the amount of timber there is on the ground.  A camp turning out from 2,000,000 to 8,000,000 feet annually, can find good logging for several years on a section of land.  There are forties [sic] that are estimated to have at least 15,000,000 feet of fine timber on them.  This may look unreasonable, but when you find the trees standing so closely together that you can hardly pass between them, and the trees from four to eight feet in diameter, and from 100 to 200 feet to the first limb, you can begin to realize the amount of timber that is to be found in that part.
                                       THE COQUILLE RIVER
Runs through the center of this fine timber region for forty-five miles, then forks, making the north, middle, east and south forks, and those, suitable streams for logging, respectively, 40, 35, 25 and 60 miles, besides numerous creeks coming in on all sides.  The river   low the forks is also tapped by dozens of creeks and sloughs, which are suitable streams for logging on.  The river bottoms are solidly covered with myrtle, maple, ash and alder, the two former kinds being the most plentiful and the finest for cabinet work.  Portland, and many other parts of this Northwest, stands in need of this valuable timber, and it would have some of it, too, if her capitalists, or even men of moderate means, knew of the extent of the timber on the Coquille, in Coos county, and the practicability of getting it out.
     For years the timber was considered worthless, but that was from the fact that the bar at the mouth of this river was bad, which prevented vessels from coming.  Since the expenditure of the last congressional appropriation, last spring, the bar has been getting better continually until now a vessel can sail in without the aid of a tug.
     Any one who knows anything about manufacturing lumber can see the enormous profits that can be made in making lumber of this timber and shipping it.  The price of white cedar there in the log is from $10 to $19 per thousand, and when in lumber in San Francisco is worth from $55 to $60 per thousand.  The freight and towage is $10 per thousand (this must be reduced owing to the improved condition of the bar), leaving $38 to pay for sawing.  A mill can be built that can with a crew of eight men, saw 10,000 feet of lumber per day.  Say the hands are paid $2 [sic] per day all round, which amounts to $16, and say $30 for oil and incidental expenses, which is a high estimate, the logs for a day’s run $120 and the freight at $100 we have, at $50 per thousand, a clear daily profit of $250.  Of course this estimate is made without expenses of delays, breakage, etc. , but a mill properly managed need not suffer much from these hindrances. 
     The question is not when people will see this great inducement and take hold of it but who will do it.  Coos county and much of the surrounding country has as virtually belonged to California as any county in that state, except in a judicial sense.  It is high time that this part of Oregon should, in truth and reality, be part of our own state.  Millions of dollars worth of Oregon property from Coos county finds its way to coffers of San Francisco capitalists, without benefiting a single Oregonian one cent.  We are partial towards Oregonians, and would not say a word if it were all hard work and small profits, but when it comes to citizens of other states coming here and picking up, as it were, our wealth and carrying it off, when our people could utilize it, we do emphatically protest.  [+ text]

Locale-South-Fork Locale-CoquilleRiver Locale-Broadbent?(near) Locale-RolandCreek
Locale-Rowland-Creek Locale-Roland-Prairie Locale-Rowland-Prairie farm Lhc-land? Log animal-livestock animal-hog agric crop character paper-attitude? Road improve music b-act? [?] name-Harris name-Hermann name-Dodge pioneer history? superlative  
Nn19 CCH September 11, 1883 
                                       THE SOUTH FORK … [ellipsis, sic]
                             Some of its Resources and Citizens.
     Opposite Johnson’s.  Russel [sic] Dement has built a residence and opened out a ranch so that he can have the advantages of school and neighbors which are denied him at his place in the mountains.  Below him is G. W. Majory’s place.  He has a splendid little farm, a good house and a fine orchard.  He is an excellent carpenter, and builds many of the fine residences on the river.  Opposite his place, and just below that of S. Johnson we find Capt. W. H. Harris, who has one of the snuggest farms on the river or in the county for that matter.  He has a great amount of land yet to cultivate, a good house, and an orchard the equal of which can seldom be seen in any part.  He has a fine lot of stock about and lives in ease and comfort.  Below him we find T. M. Hermann, one of the county’s good citizens.  He has a large farm and raises good stock; takes an interest in the country and sees that the roads are kept in good shape in his part. Nearby we find W. P. Hermann and Ernest Hermann, both extensively engaged in farming and stock raising.  They cultivate the old Hermann homestead and annually produce thousands of bushels of grain.  These two gentlemen are industrious and will soon be large property owners.  Cass, another brother, lives on a fine, large prairie on Roland creek.  He has one of the finest stock ranches in this part of the county and has it well stocked.  He is a good fellow and is doing well.  Uncle William Rhody lives in Big bottom below Hermann Bros., has a good piece of land; raises fine peaches for passing urchins to get away with, and lives a quiet, peaceable life.  Johnny Mast owns a good ranch on the west side of the river, but lives on a ranch at Roland prairie.  Next we find Uncle M. Whittington, who has one of the best improved places in the county.  He is a great worker, and thoroughly cultivates, which amply rewards his efforts.  He raises considerable stock – mostly hogs.  Below him we find H. Schroeder, Sr., who came to the county at a very early day.  He is a fine old gentleman and has a magnificent place and lives at his ease.  He is a first-class musician and has a grand piano which he brought from Baltimore when he came here.  Charles Schroeder lives near by [sic] and is truly a son of his father.  He is a jolly good fellow, a member of our excellent brass band and is logging and farming alternately.  Across the river here we find Mr. Volkmar and Warner Bros. The former is a good farmer, and a tinner by trade.  He came to this river at an early date and has raised and educated his children in a commendable way.  The latter, though young, have since their father’s death two years ago, have run their farm in the best manner possible and are said to be regular “heroes” to work, and of whom their widowed mother is justly proud.  Opposite Warner’s [sic] we find O. Dodge, the prince of good fellows.  He practices law and we pity the man opposed to his client in a suit where he appears.  He is an old settler on the river and is known in many portions of the state; reads the HERALD and says it is one of the best enterprises ever started on the river.  Next we find D. McNair, a hard-working, industrious, enterprising man.  He owns a fine farm and in a fine state of cultivation, and in addition to running his farm he does a good business in logging.
       To be continued.  [+.  M. last line only, italics.] .     

ad Tot-Marshfield business bldg item-apparel item-leather item-rubber item-household item-travel item-harness item-goods misc-word-bed-rock 
nn20 CCH September 11, 1893 
BOOTS and SHOES, -- also – Clothing and Furnishing Goods.  Custom Made at Extreme [M. E on extreme is actually backwards] BED-ROCK PRICES.--  Keeps nothing but the best goods, including all Kinds of Shoes and Boots and Shoes-leathe [sic; = leather] and Rubber-oil and Rubber Suits, Satchels, Trunks, Harness – in fact, goods too numerous to mention.  Masonic Building, Marshfield, Oregon.
                                          W. G. Webster, Prop.  [+ text]
Tot-Coquille business item-personal item-[?] ad  nn20 CCH September 11, 1883 
     A. H. Wright Watchmaker and Jeweler, Coquille City, Or.  Work of all descriptions done at short notice and extremely low prices.  [+ text]

Visit health-misc misc-word-aged-parents  nn20 CCH September 11, 1883 
     Dal Cathcart is being visited by his aged parents.  The old gentleman is near [sic] 100 years old.  +

Entertain-[?] misc-word-swinging-apple misc-word-entertainment 
nn20 CCH September 11, 1883 
     Johnny Nasburg got away with the swinging apple at the entertainment Saturday night.  +

travel? Tot-Coquille OT-PrinevilleOr  nn20 CCH September 11, 1883 
     Horace Morris, a former resident of this place, is at Prineville, but contemplates going further.  +

Tot-Coquille business art photo OT-Cali ad  nn20 CCH September 11, 1883 
WAIT FOR ME!  [head, centered, bold]
     Those desiring good Photographs will do well to wait till I return from California, which will be sometime in June.
                                       Geo. H. Ramsdell.    [+ text]  [M. opinion: as this was only Sept, customers would have a long wait.]

Ad Tot-Coquille item-hardware item-household item-sports misc-word-calling…undersigned 
nn20 CCH September 11, 1883 
     Anyone wishing to buy a stove, a double-barrel shotgun or a crosscut saw will do well by calling on the undersigned at his residence in the next ten days.
                                     B. B. Paul.  [+ text]

Ad Tot-Coquille RealE business? dairy-indir animal-livestock farm prices 
nn20 CCH September 11, 1883
                                        A   B A R G A I N !
     We have the selling of a half section of land, half bench and half bottom land, near Coquille City.  It would make a half dozen good little ranches, or a good dairy and stock ranch.  The price is $20 per acre. [+ text]  [M. Doesn’t say who seller is, which likely means it’s Dean of the Herald.]

Ad Tot-Coquille business  nn20 CCH September 11, 1883
DISSOLUTION NOTICE.  [head; centered]
     The partnership heretofore existing between McEwan and O’Connell of Coquille City is this day dissolved by mutual consent, O’Connell assuming all accounts against the late firm.  All accounts against the firm should be presented at once, and all those knowing themselves indebted to it are requested to make immediate payment. 
         Dated Aug. 25, 1883.                                    George McEwan
                                                                               Eugene O’Connell  [+ text]

Ad Locale-CoquilleRiver Locale-NorthFork(near) RealE name-Dean  
Nn20 CCH September 11, 1883
                                                   For Sale!
     One of the best little farms on the river, 3 miles above the mouth of the North Fork; 25 acres in cultivation.  Call on P. Dean, or at this office.  [+ text]

Ad Tot-Coquille business  nn20 CCH September 11, 1883 
                                  DISSOLUTION NOTICE.
     The partnership heretofore existing between the firm of Cotton and Laird is this day by mutual consent, dissolved, Cotton assuming all debts and liabilities of the late firm.  All accounts due the firm will also be paid to him.    
       Dated Aug. 25, 1883                          James P. Cotton
                                                                   John A. Laird.  [+ text]

Ad Tot-Marshfield business food climate lifestyle?  nn20 CCH September 11, 1883 
                                         Not Bad for Women.
     During this hot, dry and smoky weather, there is nothing that helps a man’s throat as much as Huden’s soda-water.  Did you never [sic] try it?  It is equally as good for women as for men, and children like it.  [+ text.]  [M. note: Huden appears to have had a business in Marshfield.]

Ad Tot-Coquille mail-indir item-goods item-apparel item-yardage item-notions item-stationery item-household item-hardware  nn20 CCH September 11, 1883 
                                         J. A. Collier,
OPPOSITE[sic] POSTOFFICE, Coquille City, Oreg.  Dealer in GENERAL MERCHANDISE, including clothing, furnishing oods [sic; = goods], dress goods, boots, shoes [sic; no comma] notions [sic; no comma] stationery, clocks, hardware, crockery and glassware, etc., etc., etc.  Also, A complete assortment of choice FURNITURE  [+ text]

Ad Tot-MyrtlePoint enterprise-carpentry  nn20 CCH September 11, 1883 
      J. H. ROBERTS Contractor & Builder, Myrtle Point, Coos County, Or.  Plans and specification furnished ON Short notice and at most reasonable rates.   [+ text]

ad Tot-Coquille paper? Paper-attitude? Salesman book  nn21 CCH September 11, 1883 
Agent Wanted to Sell
     Three of the best selling books to be found in the country.  Apply at once at this office. 
     There is no place where a good book would sell more readily than in this valley.  [+ text]

Ad Mill-Parkersburg Tot-Parkersburg Srh-river Srh-CoquilleRiver Srh-bar Srh-boat-KatieCook Srh-tug-Katie-Cook timber lbr novelty-wood item-goods name-Cook  
nn21 CCH September 11, 1883 
Coquille Mill – AND -- Tug Company!!  --Dealers in – GENERAL MERCHANDISE – and all kinds of LUMBER   ___    CEDAR, FIR, ASH, MAPLE, MYRTLE, Alder and spruce lumber always on hand and for sale at the lowest rates.  ____  TOWING By the Tug KATIE COOK, on the river and bar, at reasonable rates.   ____
Timber, match-wood and stave timber purchased.
Orders for lumber filled in quantities to suit, and at the lowest living rates.
                                                  J. PARKER,
                                                 M. L. HANSCOM,
                                                 IRVING M. COOK.
Parkersburg, Coos county, Oregon.  [+ text]

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